Australian Visa Processing Times November 2021.


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Visa Processing Times for Visas finalised in November 2021.

These times include grants and refusals.

Due to COVID-19, some visa processing times have been affected and applications may take longer to finalise. The Department is prioritising processing of visa applications for travellers who are exempt from our travel restrictions.

subclass 100 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 100 visa in November 2021 was 9 months.

  • 25% took under 5 months
  • 10% took over 19 months.

subclass 101 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 101 visa in November 2021 was 11 months.

  • 25% took under 7 months
  • 10% took over 28 months.

subclass 102 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 102 visa in November 2021 was 15 months.

  • 25% took under 9 months
  • 10% took over 34 months.

subclass 117 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 117 visa in November 2021 was 37 months.


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  • 25% took under 29 months
  • 10% took over 65 months.

subclass 124 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 124 visa in November 2021 was 22 months.

  • 25% took under 20 months
  • 10% took over 26 months.

subclass 132 Significant Business History Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 132 Significant Business History visa in November 2021 was 33 months.

  • 25% took under 29 months
  • 10% took over 36 months.

subclass 132 Venture Capital Entrepreneur Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 132 Venture Capital Entrepreneur visa in November 2021 was 25 months.

  • 25% took under 22 months
  • 10% took over 40 months.

subclass 155 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 155 visa in November 2021 was Under 1 day.

  • 25% took under Under 1 day
  • 10% took over 52 days.

subclass 157 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 157 visa in November 2021 was 3 months.

  • 25% took under 3 months
  • 10% took over 5 months.

subclass 159 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 159 visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 186 Direct Entry Pathway Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 186 Direct Entry Pathway visa in November 2021 was 4 months.

  • 25% took under 72 days
  • 10% took over 8 months.

subclass 186 Agreement Pathway Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 186 Agreement Pathway visa in November 2021 was 8 months.

  • 25% took under 4 months
  • 10% took over 24 months.

subclass 186 Transition Pathway Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 186 Transition Pathway visa in November 2021 was 5 months.

  • 25% took under 3 months
  • 10% took over 16 months.

subclass 187 Direct Entry Pathway Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 187 Direct Entry Pathway visa in November 2021 was 24 months.

  • 25% took under 15 months
  • 10% took over 45 months.

subclass 187 Transition Pathway Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 187 Transition Pathway visa in November 2021 was 6 months.

  • 25% took under 70 days
  • 10% took over 18 months.

subclass 188 Business Innovation Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 188 Business Innovation visa in November 2021 was 23 months.

  • 25% took under 18 months
  • 10% took over 35 months.

subclass 188 Investor Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 188 Investor visa in November 2021 was 32 months.

  • 25% took under 23 months
  • 10% took over 37 months.

subclass 188 Significant Investor Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 188 Significant Investor visa in November 2021 was 11 months.

  • 25% took under 7 months
  • 10% took over 22 months.

subclass 188 Premium Investor Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 188 Premium Investor visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 188 Entrepreneur Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 188 Entrepreneur visa in November 2021 was 4 months.

  • 25% took under 3 months
  • 10% took over 13 months.

subclass 188 Business Innovation Extension Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 188 Business Innovation Extension visa in November 2021 was 9 months.

  • 25% took under 7 months
  • 10% took over 19 months.

subclass 188 Significant Investor Extension Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 188 Significant Investor Extension visa in November 2021 was 9 months.

  • 25% took under 7 months
  • 10% took over 15 months.

subclass 189 Points-Tested Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 189 Points-Tested visa in November 2021 was 5 months.

  • 25% took under 73 days
  • 10% took over 30 months.

subclass 189 New Zealand Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 189 New Zealand visa in November 2021 was 17 months.

  • 25% took under 15 months
  • 10% took over 19 months.

subclass 190 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 190 visa in November 2021 was 5 months.

  • 25% took under 4 months
  • 10% took over 18 months.

subclass 300 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 300 visa in November 2021 was 20 months.

  • 25% took under 9 months
  • 10% took over 34 months.

subclass 309 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 309 visa in November 2021 was 10 months.

  • 25% took under 5 months
  • 10% took over 29 months.

subclass 400 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 400 visa in November 2021 was 7 days.

  • 25% took under 3 days
  • 10% took over 42 days.

subclass 403 Government Agreement Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 403 Government Agreement visa in November 2021 was 44 days.

  • 25% took under 16 days
  • 10% took over 8 months.

subclass 403 Foreign Government Agency Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 403 Foreign Government Agency visa in November 2021 was 33 days.

  • 25% took under 12 days
  • 10% took over 10 months.

subclass 403 Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular) Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 403 Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular) visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 403 Seasonal Worker Program Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 403 Seasonal Worker Program visa in November 2021 was 1 day.

  • 25% took under 1 day
  • 10% took over 9 days.

subclass 403 Privileges and Immunities Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 403 Privileges and Immunities visa in November 2021 was 13 days.

  • 25% took under 2 days
  • 10% took over 4 months.

subclass 403 Pacific Labour Scheme Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 403 Pacific Labour Scheme visa in November 2021 was 6 days.

  • 25% took under 3 days
  • 10% took over 11 days.

subclass 407 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 407 visa in November 2021 was 87 days.

  • 25% took under 40 days
  • 10% took over 16 months.

subclass 408 Entertainment Activities Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 408 Entertainment Activities visa in November 2021 was 14 days.

  • 25% took under 6 days
  • 10% took over 37 days.

subclass 408 Research Activities Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 408 Research Activities visa in November 2021 was 6 months.

  • 25% took under 27 days
  • 10% took over 28 months.

subclass 408 Religious Work Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 408 Religious Work visa in November 2021 was 7 months.

  • 25% took under 4 months
  • 10% took over 10 months.

subclass 408 Special Programs Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 408 Special Programs visa in November 2021 was 50 days.

  • 25% took under 20 days
  • 10% took over 10 months.

subclass 408 Invited for Other Social and Cultural Activity Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 408 Invited for Other Social and Cultural Activity visa in November 2021 was 1 day.

  • 25% took under Under 1 day
  • 10% took over 11 days.

subclass 408 Australian Government Endorsed Events Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 408 Australian Government Endorsed Events visa in November 2021 was 56 days.

  • 25% took under 34 days
  • 10% took over 5 months.

subclass 408 Exchange Arrangements Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 408 Exchange Arrangements visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 408 Superyacht Crew Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 408 Superyacht Crew visa in November 2021 was 7 days.

  • 25% took under 6 days
  • 10% took over 38 days.

subclass 408 Domestic Work for Executives Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 408 Domestic Work for Executives visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 408 Sporting Activities Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 408 Sporting Activities visa in November 2021 was 6 days.

  • 25% took under 1 day
  • 10% took over 6 months.

subclass 417 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 417 visa in November 2021 was Under 1 day.

  • 25% took under Under 1 day
  • 10% took over 5 months.

subclass 445 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 445 visa in November 2021 was 5 months.

  • 25% took under 4 months
  • 10% took over 14 months.

subclass 461 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 461 visa in November 2021 was 23 months.

  • 25% took under 9 months
  • 10% took over 31 months.

subclass 462 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 462 visa in November 2021 was 18 days.

  • 25% took under Under 1 day
  • 10% took over 7 months.

subclass 476 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 476 visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 482 Short-term Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 482 Short-term visa in November 2021 was 4 months.

  • 25% took under 37 days
  • 10% took over 11 months.

subclass 482 Medium-term Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 482 Medium-term visa in November 2021 was 56 days.

  • 25% took under 22 days
  • 10% took over 8 months.

subclass 482 Labour Agreement Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 482 Labour Agreement visa in November 2021 was 59 days.

  • 25% took under 24 days
  • 10% took over 10 months.

subclass 482 Sponsorship Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 482 Sponsorship visa in November 2021 was 28 days.

  • 25% took under 21 days
  • 10% took over 54 days.

subclass 482 Nomination Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 482 Nomination visa in November 2021 was 12 days.

  • 25% took under 6 days
  • 10% took over 8 months.

subclass 485 Graduate Work Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 485 Graduate Work visa in November 2021 was 9 months.

  • 25% took under 9 months
  • 10% took over 12 months.

subclass 485 Post-Study Work Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 485 Post-Study Work visa in November 2021 was 8 months.

  • 25% took under 4 months
  • 10% took over 11 months.

subclass 489 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 489 visa in November 2021 was 21 months.

  • 25% took under 18 months
  • 10% took over 29 months.

subclass 491 State/Territory Government Nominated Regional Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 491 State/Territory Government Nominated Regional visa in November 2021 was 5 months.

  • 25% took under 88 days
  • 10% took over 9 months.

subclass 491 Family Sponsored Regional Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 491 Family Sponsored Regional visa in November 2021 was 4 months.

  • 25% took under 73 days
  • 10% took over 11 months.

subclass 494 Employer Sponsored Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 494 Employer Sponsored visa in November 2021 was 3 months.

  • 25% took under 40 days
  • 10% took over 7 months.

subclass 494 Labour Agreement Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 494 Labour Agreement visa in November 2021 was 76 days.

  • 25% took under 57 days
  • 10% took over 6 months.

subclass 500 Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 500 Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector visa in November 2021 was 50 days.

  • 25% took under 28 days
  • 10% took over 7 months.

subclass 500 Postgraduate Research Sector Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 500 Postgraduate Research Sector visa in November 2021 was 52 days.

  • 25% took under 19 days
  • 10% took over 8 months.

subclass 500 Independent ELICOS Sector Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 500 Independent ELICOS Sector visa in November 2021 was 28 days.

  • 25% took under 12 days
  • 10% took over 18 months.

subclass 500 Schools Sector Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 500 Schools Sector visa in November 2021 was 49 days.

  • 25% took under 26 days
  • 10% took over 9 months.

subclass 500 Vocational Education and Training Sector Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 500 Vocational Education and Training Sector visa in November 2021 was 90 days.

  • 25% took under 30 days
  • 10% took over 16 months.

subclass 500 Higher Education Sector Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 500 Higher Education Sector visa in November 2021 was 22 days.

  • 25% took under 12 days
  • 10% took over 7 months.

subclass 500 Non-Award Sector Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 500 Non-Award Sector visa in November 2021 was Under 1 day.

  • 25% took under Under 1 day
  • 10% took over 22 days.

subclass 590 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 590 visa in November 2021 was 39 days.

  • 25% took under 21 days
  • 10% took over 8 months.

subclass 600 Tourist Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 600 Tourist visa in November 2021 was 23 days.

  • 25% took under 13 days
  • 10% took over 13 months.

subclass 600 Sponsored Family Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 600 Sponsored Family visa in November 2021 was 27 days.

  • 25% took under 20 days
  • 10% took over 12 months.

subclass 600 Business Visitor Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 600 Business Visitor visa in November 2021 was 2 days.

  • 25% took under 1 day
  • 10% took over 20 days.

subclass 602 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 602 visa in November 2021 was 12 days.

  • 25% took under 1 day
  • 10% took over 55 days.

subclass 651 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 651 visa in November 2021 was 15 days.

  • 25% took under Under 1 day
  • 10% took over 15 months.

subclass 771 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 771 visa in November 2021 was 2 days.

  • 25% took under 1 day
  • 10% took over 19 days.

subclass 801 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 801 visa in November 2021 was 7 months.

  • 25% took under 4 months
  • 10% took over 20 months.

subclass 802 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 802 visa in November 2021 was 7 months.

  • 25% took under 3 months
  • 10% took over 21 months.

subclass 808 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 808 visa in November 2021 was 15 days.

  • 25% took under 3 days
  • 10% took over 58 days.

subclass 820 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 820 visa in November 2021 was 9 months.

  • 25% took under 5 months
  • 10% took over 31 months.

subclass 837 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 837 visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 858 Global Talent Pathway Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 858 Global Talent Pathway visa in November 2021 was 59 days.

  • 25% took under 35 days
  • 10% took over 5 months.

subclass 858 Distinguished Talent Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 858 Distinguished Talent visa in November 2021 was 17 months.

  • 25% took under 9 months
  • 10% took over 25 months.

subclass 870 Sponsorship Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 870 Sponsorship visa in November 2021 was 5 months.

  • 25% took under 4 months
  • 10% took over 6 months.

subclass 870 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 870 visa in November 2021 was 14 months.

  • 25% took under 8 months
  • 10% took over 21 months.

subclass 887 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 887 visa in November 2021 was 15 months.

  • 25% took under 15 months
  • 10% took over 22 months.

subclass 888 Business Innovation Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 888 Business Innovation visa in November 2021 was 23 months.

  • 25% took under 23 months
  • 10% took over 24 months.

subclass 888 Investor Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 888 Investor visa in November 2021 was 22 months.

  • 25% took under 19 months
  • 10% took over 24 months.

subclass 888 Premium Investor Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 888 Premium Investor visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 888 Significant Investor Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 888 Significant Investor visa in November 2021 was 25 months.

  • 25% took under 25 months
  • 10% took over 27 months.

subclass 888 Entrepreneur Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 888 Entrepreneur visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 890 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 890 visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 891 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 891 visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 892 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 892 visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 893 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 893 visa in November 2021 was N/A.

  • 25% took under N/A
  • 10% took over N/A.

subclass 988 Processing Times November, 2021.

Median average processing time for subclass 988 visa in November 2021 was Under 1 day.

  • 25% took under Under 1 day
  • 10% took over 9 days.
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